Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Engaging with a Difficult Halakha: May One Show Affection Toward their Children in Shul?

September 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Halakha, Jewish Culture, Prayer

Engaging with A Difficult Halakha:  May One Show Affection Toward their Children in Shul? by Nathaniel Helfgot Introduction 1. Much, if not most, of the halakhic lifestyle that many of us practice on a regular basis, especially in the relative comfort of our western-world middle class existence is pleasant, enjoyable and often fills our life with meaning and purpose. There [...]

Minority Views and the Role of the Mara De-Atra

August 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Halakha, Talmud

Minority Views and the Role of the Mara de-Atra1 By Nathaniel Helfgot  There is a tannaitic dispute regarding which aspects of the performance of a circumcision push aside the Sabbath restrictions: R. Akiva maintains that only actions that could not be prepared before the Sabbath are permitted to be done for a circumcision on the [...]

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